Friday, February 22, 2008

Mennonite Heritage Museum - Goessel

Visit the Mennonite Heritage Museum next time you are in the far southwestern corner of Marion Co.

Dedicated in 1974, the museum complex was established to preserve the artifacts from early households, farms, schools, churches and the hospital in our Mennonite community.

The museum was erected as a living tribute to the forefathers of the Goessel community who settled this area. It tells the story of the Mennonite families who left Russia for religious freedom in 1874 and chose the Kansas plains for their new home.

The museum complex consists of eight buildings, including the Immigrant House and the Turkey Red Wheat Palace. Six historic buildings from the community have been moved to the museum for preservation and restoration.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That sounds so interesting!